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Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1992 (c. xviii)

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20For protection of Post Office and Post Office Counters Limited

(1)In this section—

  • “the protected parties” means the Post Office and Post Office Counters Limited;

  • “the post office” means the Trafford post office situated at the intersection of Third Avenue and Sixth Street in the borough of Trafford:

(2)Notwithstanding anything contained or incorporated in this Act the Executive shall not do or permit the doing of anything which may at any time prevent the passage of vehicles to or from the post office:

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (2) above, the Executive shall not exercise the powers of section 5 (1) (a) of this Act to stop up and discontinue part of Third Avenue or the powers of section 23 of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1988 (as incorporated in this Act) for the temporary stoppage of streets, or any other powers available to the Executive, so as to obstruct the passage of vehicles to or from the post office until adequate alternative means of access for vehicles to the post office (including if necessary a new service road to the west of Sixth Street) have been provided to the satisfaction of and without cost to the protected parties:

(4)The Executive shall not stop up Third Avenue in such a way as to prevent the use by vehicles of the entrance to the post office in Third Avenue until they have provided in Sixth Street at their own expense and to the satisfaction of the protected parties a temporary alternative vehicular entrance (if the stopping up of Third Avenue is intended to be temporary) or, as the case may be, a permanent alternative vehicular entrance (if such stopping up is intended to be permanent):

(5)Any difference arising between the Executive and the protected parties under this section (other than a difference as to the meaning or construction of this section), shall be referred to and settled by arbitration in the manner provided by section 47 of the Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) Act 1988.

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